Category Archives: Project Management

How to Handle Scope Questions on the PMP Exam

  The Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam will feature a good number of scope-related questions, which means that test-takers must understand the topic well. To keep it simple, know that scope also means the work to be executed on the project. Once the customer is clear regarding the final product, service, or result, the project… Read More »

Project Leadership 101

To guarantee the success of a project, whether you are using Agile or Waterfall, it’s essential that everyone involved — from the development team to the customer, and everyone in between — is in the loop at all times. All stakeholders should receive regular updates with accurate information about how the project is progressing. In… Read More »

From Cruise Director to Flight Attendant

  On an American Eagle flight from Dallas to Garden City, KS, we were in the hands of a jovial and talkative flight attendant. His name was TJ, and I was able to get a picture of him while he served a beverage to the passengers on this 90-minute flight. The Greet! Upon boarding the… Read More »

3 Approaches to Getting an Extension on a Deadline

We are all overwhelmed with deadline after deadline. The work never seems to go away. The Information Age was supposed to make things better. The idea was that technology would make it easier to manage information overload, resulting in a more productive workforce. Bosses think employees can now manage more responsibilities, andmany have to manage… Read More »

3 Strategies to Get Out of a Meeting 

It’s Monday morning, you’re walking down the hall, and your manager says, “Maria, can you make the 10 a.m. meeting?” You have a ton of work to do, but you are caught off-guard. You want to say “No,” but that might make your manager unhappy. You nod, and sheepishly confirm that you will attend the recently-called meeting. A… Read More »